Academic Achievements

Jones-Gordon School Seventh Grader Talks Basketball and School

One thing you notice immediately about Ryan is his infectious smile. As his FLEX teacher Kathy says, “his smile is the ‘barometer’ for my teaching pedagogy and his learning success. When he’s taught a difficult concept, he perseveres until he ‘gets it’ and then that smile of hard-earned satisfaction (or relief!) sneaks onto his face. He recently told me, ‘I …

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Aaliyah Talks About Her School and Being a Leader

Aaliyah started at Discover U as a kindergarten student. She quickly became a leader within the classroom environment. Aaliyah enjoys learning, playing with her friends and her wonderful family. Q. You are considered a leader in the classroom. Why do you think your teacher thinks you are a leader? A. I think my teacher trusted me that is why she …

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CTA Student To Meet FLOTUS, Winner of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge

  Scarlet Summers,10, of Chandler is heading to Washington, D.C. for a Kids’ “State Dinner” at the White House.   Summers is Arizona’s winner of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, which promotes healthy eating and cooking for children ages 8-12.   The fifth annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge is hosted by first lady Michelle Obama, PBS flagship station WGBH Boston, the U.S. …

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Henri Talks About his Move to Arizona

Henri moved to Arizona in December from northern Michigan. In Michigan Henri played soccer and golf. Henri also enjoys Legos, everything to do with the sea, and dinosaurs- making dinosaur stop-motion videos. Henri is thoughtful and kind, has a good sense of humor and a budding Christian faith. Christ Church School has made the mid-year transition smooth and he has met …

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Judith Reflects on her Time at The Boys and Girls Club

Judith recently graduated from her journey as a Club Kid to an Activity Leader staff member, and will soon begin a new expedition at Paradise Valley Community College. A self-proclaimed nurturer, her experience in the Club helped to cultivate her dream of becoming a pediatric nurse—but she will always be a Club Kid at heart. Q. How long have you …

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Sarah Knipmeyer Talks About Her Upcoming Year as VP for Student Council

Q. You just won Vice President for Student Council for this upcoming school year – congratulations! A. I think it’s going to be nice to be a leader. I hope to make everyone feel welcomed, such as new students. I want them to know this is a safe place. Q. What do you love most about Bethany Christian School? A. …

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West-MEC’s Senior, Nathan, Talks Shop

  Q. What do you enjoy most about West-MEC’s Auto program? A. I enjoy the hands-on learning experience of my West-MEC Auto Technology Program. I have learned things that I never knew I had the physical capability to do. For example, I have learned how to work on air conditioning systems, engine rebuilding and electrical systems. Q. What is in …

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Saint John Vianney’s Preschooler, Aiden, Earns Eagle of the Month

  Aiden has a very infectious smile and makes everyone one want to be around him. He is a wonderful caring little boy with a wonderful outlook on life. He always asks if he can give money to homeless people and says when he grows up he wants to go around the world and help poor people. Q. You have …

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Discover U Student, Nyah, Talks Piano and Design

Nyah loves to play piano. She has been taking private lessons for six months and is learning quickly. Through these lessons, we also found out she loves to sing! Nyah also loves to design clothes. She designs on any piece of paper she can find. She keeps a scrapbook of her outfits, outlined and stories to go with.  Q. You …

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A Costa Rican Experience

  By Eighth Graders Abigail and Jordan What did you guys do to get ready for your trip to Costa Rica? Jordan – In preparation for our trip to Costa Rica, we learned a lot of new Spanish vocabulary and about the Costa Rican culture. We had an opportunity to practice a lot of the words we used in Costa …

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